How To Choose The Perfect Color Palette For Your Home

How To Choose The Perfect Color Palette For Your Home

So I bet you are in a situation where choosing the perfect color palette becomes a nightmare. Or maybe you are are looking for ways to spice things up a little bit more in your home. Either way, choosing the right colors may be tricky.

Interior designers have experience with creating spaces that are inviting for people and they know that choosing the right paint colors may change the space completely.

This process may be tricky and you may be wondering how on earth can you choose the perfect colors for your home and not regret it later?

Fortunately, you don’t have to become an experienced interior designer in order to Choose the perfect color scheme for your home. So let’s dive into it!

Start by analyzing the space

You should start by using a floor plan. It doesn’t have to be very detailed. Even a sketched-up version of it is good.

Observed how the spaces work with each other, how they communicate, how open they are and how much you can see from one room to another. This is a very important step to make every room work with others.

Also, keep in mind which is the most essential space and what do you want to emphasize with your color palette.

Use the color wheel

The color wheel was invented in 1666 by Isaac Newton and it is the concept that became the basis of color theory. Artists or designers use it in order to observe how the colors work with each other.

Firstly, we should know the types of colors and their combinations.

  • primary colors: red, yellow and blue
  • secondary colors: purple, orange, and green (these are the colors that are obtained by mixing the primary colors together)
  • tertiary colors: red-orange, yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet and red-violet. These 6 colors were obtained by combining a secondary color with a primary color.

The color combinations you should know about are:

  • Complementary. This combination provides high-contrast and is obtained with 2 colors that are on opposite sides of the wheel. In this combination, the 2 colors will look brighter together.
  • Monochromatic. This combination includes the shades, the tones, and the tints of one base color. This is a more subtle combination, often used in the design.
  • Analogous. Three colors that are side by side on the color wheel create a bolder combination and can sometimes become overwhelming for the eye.

Of course, there are other combinations of colors but those are bolder and more difficult to balance in interior design.

Use the 60/30/10 rule

This is a simple rule used by many designers in their projects. Basically, this concept is meant to give balance to space when choosing the colors.

How does it work?

60% should be your dominant color. This applies to walls, sofas, rugs (basically larger pieces).

30% represents the secondary color ( or texture) and it has the role of supporting the main color. This applies to draperies, chairs, etc.

10% is the accent color. This is where the fun begins. After you established your main colors, you could use pillows, accessories, decorations or artwork to give your room and color palette some exciting accents.

Observe the outside.

The colors that work well in nature may also work as colors for your paint.
Look at your surroundings and notice how the elements blend in with each other.

Look for spaces that inspire you and create your palette based on the landscape that you love.

Pay attention and notice even the subtle colors. Take a photo and get inspired!

Keep the service spaces neutral.

What do I mean by that? Remember when I said to keep in mind the floor plan and how the spaces are connected? Here is where you can apply what you analyzed.

If you are going for bolder colors on the most important spaces, give your eyes time to rest in-between spaces. The bolder colors offer a great impact on the eye so when transitioning to another space, keep it neutral in order to enjoy what the other space has to offer next.

Keep in mind the lighting of the space.

This is one of the most important aspects of choosing the right colors for your home. The light changes the colors constantly because it reflects or deflects color. In lower light, colors appear darker and if you increase the amount of light the intensity increases as well.

Also, keep in mind that yellow light intensifies warm colors, while cool light does the opposite.

This is, guys! Choosing the perfect palette is a tricky process but if you keep in mind these ideas it may help and make your work much easier. Become creative and have fun when choosing colors!

Also, we have a full article on how to transform your home into a minimalist space so make sure to check that out if you want to declutter and make a change in your life!

Never forget anything ever again

Never forget anything ever again

If you always find yourself in a situation where you always forget something, either is your keys or your partner’s birthday, here are some tips to never forget stuff ever again!

Forgetting is something we humans do. You are not a robot, and sometimes the rush of the day keeps you too busy. The problem is, we don’t really have the commodity to forget stuff.

Maybe you think you just forgot your wallet, or maybe sometimes it just pops in your head you forgot your cousin’s birthday. Either way, I got you covered with these tips on how to never forget stuff.

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Make a system for essential possession

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Probably the most common objects you forget are your phone, wallet, and keys. This is because we always have to have them with us. Therefore, you need a system.

My brother always forgets at least one of those things, so he thought “if I always check me for those objects, I will always know if I don’t have them”. And this is what he does. Before leaving the house, work, gym or any other room he stayed for a while, he checks for his phone, wallet, and keys.

Of course, you can do this with any object you frequently forget. I can tell you, it works like a charm. But what about important stuff we rarely use, like a project for school, or some files for work, or your gym card when going to the gym.

Prepare in advance

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Make sure you prepare everything in advance! The truth is, you forget the stuff you forget because you are always in a rush, and this is not good for you. Take your time to plan and pack ahead.

If you don’t want to forget that project for school, put it in your bag from the night before. Add your gym card to your gym bag so you don’t forget it. And so on.

If you constantly forgetting something because you’re in a rush the day you need those things, just prepare as much as you can when you’re not in a rush!

Make a to-do list

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But what if you can’t pack in advance? Let’s say you need to remember to add some files on your stick device. Or maybe you need to remember to do laundry.

Well, the solution is pretty simple: sticky notes! Just stick some notes around your house or your office room. But what if you don’t want to? Use a daily planner, like the one we already explained how to use in this article on Easy ways to plan your days. A daily planner is basically a to-do list, but where you can add more notes. Therefore, is a sticky note that you can check and uncheck.

If you want to use your smartphone for this job, well, you can. Write it in your notes and add them to your main screen. It is the same thing. In conclusion. If you don’t want to forget it, write it down.

Note it to your calendar

Forgetting about anniversaries, birthdays, or any kind of a special occasion is the worst. But solving the problem is relatively easy.

A) note important events on your phone calendar. What you like to do is create a reminder for a few days earlier. For example, if I need to remember my brother’s birthday on 20th December, I will create a reminder that would pop up on the 15th. This way I have time to buy him a gift, or maybe think for a surprise.

B) Buy a calendar and write the important dates in there. It is important that you see the calendar every day and is important to build a habit of writing reminders and checking your calendar for them. This is the easiest way to do it, and the most practical one!

This is it, guys! I know this is not the most mind-blowing technique in the world. Quite the opposite! I believe we shouldn’t complicate so much. The easiest ways to do things are the best in my opinion.

Give us your opinion on this list, and why not, write some new techniques you use and we didn’t mention!

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A Simple Guide To A Minimalist Home

A Simple Guide To A Minimalist Home

Minimalism is basically intentionally living with only the things that you really need. Although scientists suggest that messy people are smarter than those who live in a tidy space, it was also proved that it might not be so good for your stress levels.

Having an uncluttered, clean and straightforward space may actually soothe you. Also, minimalism doesn’t have to be boring if implemented well. You could create a sophisticated and elegant space even with a simplistic approach to interior design.

So let’s get into some ideas for implementing minimalism.

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Opt for a neutral base

When creating a minimalist space you should first think about the base colors. You should opt for neutral, pastel colors in order to balance the space if you choose to place objects with bright, eye-catching colors.

Make sure to choose pigments that can blend in easily. Also, take into consideration the openness of the space. If your home has a lot of natural light, the white paint tends to look warmer so balance it out with blue undertones. If your space has a lot of artificial lights, do the opposite.

What happens is that the level and the type of light influences the undertones of the white paint. So keep this in mind when choosing the base colors.

Keep it clean

It is well known that keeping your house clean is a must for implementing minimalism into your life. Let’s be honest. We all have those drawers left somewhere full of unnecessary objects, some piles of papers on the kitchen counter and other things that stop us from embracing the full potential of minimalism.

Take some time and start organizing your space. Establish what you need and what you have to throw away. We have a full article on organizing which may help you.

Also, be consistent! It is not enough to clean up space once. Every once in awhile take a look and do the same process.

Use textures

A minimalist space is prone to looking dull because of the color scheme. It doesn’t have to be that way. Don’t be afraid to play a little with the textures.

You could choose textured wood, natural stone or just add some blankets, rugs, pillows, whatever you prefer.

But keep in mind the fact that you shouldn’t exaggerate with the textures. Keep it simple and classy.

Choose geometric shapes

Minimalism is usually based on geometric, simple shapes. All the furniture should have at most a bend. Avoid objects in a spiral.

A minimalist home needs symmetry in order to keep your eyes focused and entertained. The whole purpose of minimalism is to get rid of the unnecessary objects that could distract us from what is actually important and valuable.

Keep it simple

Following the principle “less is more”, get rid of the objects that you don’t need. For a minimalist design, opt for spacious storage, preferably somewhere not visible.

The fluid movement is an important factor in a minimalist home so always keep in mind the spatial planning!

With that being said, play around with your options. It doesn’t have to be boring. Just keep it classy and simple and create your own minimalist space with an elegant approach to interior design.

Also, if you are interested in how to become a minimalist check out our article on that topic!

Here I listed some books about minimalism which you could find interesting and helpful in your journey:

Best 5 YouTube Channels for men

Best 5 YouTube Channels for men

There is a lot of information out there on how to dress, to attract women, to develop yourself mentally and physically and simple hacks on productivity. I know you may be short on time and maybe don’t know which YouTuber is best for your interests. Therefore, I made a list of 5 YouTube channels for men!

Youtube is a great platform and there are a lot of content creators out there. These are my choice, and I developed a lot more after subscribing to their channels and learning from them daily. So without any further ado here is the list for the best 5 youtube channels for men:

5. Matt D’Avella

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Matt is a minimalist, and he is the one that made me want to become one as well. His topics are about minimalism, productivity, work ethic, and habits development. His Channels is 8 years old, but he became very active a couple of weeks ago. You will find helpful videos on the topics I mentioned before, and besides that, the podcast with people who already succeed in their craft.

I enjoy watching his videos and his podcasts and I’m sure you will love it too! You and the 2.02 Mil subscribers from his channel!

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4. Real man Real style

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It is a channel with the main focus on man’s style! He teaches you how to dress properly for special occasions, how to dress on a budget, which accessories you should wear and how to wear them.

In short, he is a guru on man’s style, and he will help you, and his 2.42 million subscribers, to look sharp every time of the day! Antonio Centeno is the creator of this channel, and he posts regularly for 8 years! Besides that, he uploads every on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday!

If you are looking for a channel to learn you the secrets of men’s style, then this is your channel!

3. How to Beast

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Was created by David de las Morenas. He was working on a 9-5 job when he realized that this was not what he wanted from life. So he pursued a career as a fitness trainer, his passion.

Afterward, he started with his Youtube channel which currently has 660k subscribers. David has only 2 goals! Firstly, to make you as jacked as possible. Secondly, to make you a confident man!

David posts videos with workouts, tips on building muscle and losing fat, tips about how to gain confidence in yourself and your own powers, productivity and how to be the best version of yourself!

2. Teachingmensfashion

Best 5 YouTube channels teaching mens fashion

Teachingmensfashion is a YouTube video started by two brothers Jose and Juan Zuniga, who focus on man’s style, grooming, workouts, and mental developments. These guys are in this industry for over 7 years, and their advice gets better with time. And obviously a lot of people think the same since they have 4.27 million subscribers at this time with over half a billion views. This is insane!

I myself have been following this channel for a while now, and I can’t say how many times they helped me with insecurity problems, confidence issues, and just stuff about my wardrobe. In conclusion, I highly recommend this channel

1. Alpha m.

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Alpha.m must be hands down the best YouTube channels for men out there! Created by Arron Marino in 2008 is, in my opinion, the most reliable YouTube channel that there is on man’s health, style, productivity, grooming, and mindset!

Aaron Marino knows how it is to be down on your knees, but most importantly how to rise up to the best version of yourself! He’s funny, straight, and his integrity is unmatched!

He has 5.44 million subscribers and over 804 million views on his channel! I started my self developing journey by watching YouTube videos, and slowly but gradually, I saw some changes. The first video on this particular topic was one from alpha.m and from that moment I was hooked!

There are a lot of channels out there, and maybe you can name some, other than what I named. This is only natural and please understand that this is my choice for “the best 5 YouTube channels for men”. I would love to see other suggestions from you and what you think about my list!

Also, if you are interested in more ways to improve yourself, here is a list of 5 books that changed my life!

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